Need detailed instructions how to swap servers
Posted on 2007-11-13
Hello, first question, but long time viewer of many threads! Anyway, here is goes:
We have Server A which is a Dell Poweredge 2600, currently running Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2. It has the built in network 10/100/1000 on the motherboard, and an additional Intel 10/100/1000 PCI-X. We have the server configured perfectly, it runs great. The 10/100/1000 Intel card is for the internet, and the 10/100/1000 motherboard is for the local connection.
Well Server A has been having a lot of problems. Fans are died, power supplies have died, now the onboard motherboard 10/100/1000 is acting up (tried switching cables, etc). Soooo, we bought another Dell PowerEdge 2600 (Server B).
It is basically the identical machine. The only difference being it does not have the Intel PCI-X network card (which I can add to it).
My question is, I need to swap the hard drives from Server A to Server B. It's easy, but I don't want my SBS2003 configuration to get messed up because it can't find the old local area connection hardware (it will have a new piece of equipment to do that).
Is there anything I should do to avoid messing up my perfectly good software configuration? Please provide detailed instructions so I can avoid any mistakes. Thanks